What does FYE mean?
FYE stands for “For Your Entertainment”.
A lot of people shop online these days. The internet has made it easier than ever to find what you are looking for, be it mundane such as towels or a rare novel long out of print. In fact, online shopping is great for finding memorabilia and entertainment media that can be hard to find in shops or even on some websites. Sites dedicated to such products are often easier to navigate than larger sites like Amazon and ebay.
FYE.com is one of those sites. For Your Entertainment, or FYE, was founded in 1973 before the internet even existed. Their goal, as declared by the website itself, is to “offer a unique entertainment perspective through innovative and creative products that further the connection between our customer and entertainment.”
FYE.com – Shopping on the Website
CD’s, DVD’s, and figures can all be found on the website, if you know where to look. For example, say you wanted something related to Godzilla. Typing the query into the search bar reveals a delightful mix of American and Japanese materials, including a Blu-ray edition of Godzilla Versus King Kong (an FYE.com exclusive according to the site)!
You can also search by category. By going to “Music” and selecting “Metal” I get a fair few results. On the left side of the screen I can narrow my search with filters. I can filter by whether or not the item is exclusive to the site, by franchise (band in this case) format, condition, and price. Format offers CD and vinyl versions. This is important since vinyl is coming back for the first time in decades. Searching for just vinyl reveals quite a few results. There is not an option to search within those results however, so if I wanted to I would have to go back to the main search bar.
Buying Used on FYE.com
There’s a used section too. Though you can’t currently sell to FYE.com, they have a sister site that you can sell to, and the Used section of FYE still has plenty of deals on offer for those not too fussed on looks as long as the product works.
Since the site started as a brick and mortar store, there is a store locator. There stores are more numerous than you might at first think, and a quick search of my area revealed more than three stores within a fair bit of driving distance. While not necessary for those shopping online, the stores themselves offer a few features, such as selling used materials to, that make the feature and knowing if there are any stores around handy.
Final Thoughts on FYE.com
Online shopping is fun and can be easy if you know where to go to find what you want. You wouldn’t look in an antique shop for the latest action figures, and you wouldn’t look on ebay for an antique rifle. Knowing where to look is the key to finding what you want. FYE understands this and is dedicated to pop culture and entertainment merchandise. They know what they’re good at and they stick to it so shoppers can find what they want.